The Marianne Initiative
for Human Rights Defenders

Launched by the President of the Republic on 10 December 2021, the Marianne initiative for human rights defenders aims to better assist them in their struggle, both abroad and in France.


— L’initiative Marianne est distincte du Fonds Marianne —


The Marianne Association for Human Rights Defenders was created to federate the actors involved in our country (State, organisations and associations for the promotion of human rights and reception, local authorities, qualified personalities, etc.) and to carry the initiative's support pillar in France, for the benefit of about fifteen laureates per year (reception, personalised support, networking, etc.).


"France is and will remain a land of welcome for human rights defenders


French President Emmanuel Macron has made official the launch of the second class of the Marianne Initiative for Human Rights Defenders. After receiving fifteen women last year, it is the turn of a mixed class to be hosted in France for six months as part of the initiative. The laureates will have access to a training program in order to strengthen their capacities and their commitment in their country of origin or in France, whether it be in favor of minority rights, civil and political rights, women's rights or environmental rights.


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Publié le 17 mars 2023

Défendre les droits de l’Homme dans le monde : réception des lauréats de la deuxième promotion de l’initiative Marianne.

Le Président de la République a rencontré, vendredi 17 mars, les membres de la deuxième promotion de l’initiative Marianne qui vise à soutenir les défenseurs des droits de l’Homme du monde entier.

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8 March 2022

Emmanuel Macron welcomed the first class of the Marianne Initiative at the Elysée Palace

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25 February 2022

Support Ukraine and its displaced people

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